DLP Projectors: Grand Cinema HT Line: HT500 LINK

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The HT500 LINK is SIM2's flagship DLP™ technology-based High-Definition projector, as well as the latest and most innovative addition to the acclaimed and successful Grand Cinema HT line. Based on High Definition 3-chip DLP™ technology, the HT500 LINK delivers remarkable colour fidelity, sharp details and superb picture quality on a big screen. Also, it features the revolutionary SIM2 DigiOptic™ Image Processor, the remote processor box linked to the projector through a thin fibre optic cable. And, the HT500 LINK has an elegant design whose smooth curves make it a high-class focal point of any décor.

3-chip DLP™ projection system
DLP™ technology-enabled projectors for very high image quality or high brightness applications such as cinema and large venue displays rely on a 3-DMD-chip configuration to produce stunning images, whether moving or still. In a 3-chip system, the white light generated by the lamp passes through a prism that divides it into red, green and blue. Each DMD chip is dedicated to one of these three colours; the coloured light that each micromirror reflects is then combined and passed through the projection lens to form a single pixel in the image.

External DigiOptic™ Image processor with 12 inputs
SIM2's DigiOptic™ Image Processor, the remote processor box equipped with a wide choice of inputs and linked to the projector through a thin fibre optic cable (3,5mm - 0,14" diameter).

FIBRE OPTIC connection
With this innovative feature of using an external input/image processing box connected via fibre optics to the projector, SIM2 has made installation and signal management an easy task. Video sources are typically located far away from the projector and it is becoming very difficult to run HD-compatible cables for long distances. With the HT500 LINK this issue no longer exists. Based on a Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) chip-set the optical link allows a fully digital source-to-display link, which is capable of transmitting data over a distance in excess of 1600 ft, with 3 high-speed lasers between the DigiOptic™ Image Processor and the projector for a loss-free and interference-free signal.

New Digital Inputs
Thanks to the new digital inputs on the DigiOptic™ Image Processor - HDMI™-HDCP and DVI - the HT500 LINK is a truly future-proof projector that allows complete digital connectivity to an increasing amount of video sources.

The innovative connectivity of the HT500 LINK through the external DigiOptic™ Image Processor allows the user to approach this moment of digital confusion with ease. The DigiOptic™ Image Processor features new digital inputs and is fully upgradable. This means that you will no longer have to worry about changing the whole unit, but will only upgrade the external input/image processor.

The HT500 LINK is available in a choice of 5 different lenses (throw ratio ranging from 1.2-1.44:1 to 2.6 - 5.6:1).

Light Engine

DLP™ Type 3-chip DMD (HD2 chip).
Resolution True 16:9 (1280 x 720 pixels)
Lens High quality, high resolution improved optics for higher contrast and better black level with both motorized zoom and focus adjustments
Lamp power consumption & life time 250W UHP; 1500 hours (*)


Shift +100%, -50% vertical, +/-20% horizontal
Keystone 22° max.
Picture size 50-300 inches diagonal
Aspect ratio 4:3, 16:9, Anamorphic, Letterbox, 3 custom-user (H&V) adjustments, panoramic and pixel-to-pixel

Lens options

Lens 1 Throw ratio 1.44 - 1.8:1 zoom
Lens 2 Throw ratio 1.2 - 1.44:1 zoom
Lens 3 Throw ratio 1.8 - 2.4:1 zoom
Lens 4 Throw ratio 2.4 - 3.6:1 zoom
Lens 5 Throw ratio 3.6 - 5.6:1 zoom


Horizontal & vertical scan freq. 15-80 KHz / 48-100 Hz (max horizontal freq. corresponding to UXGA, 60 Hz)
Video standards and graphic resolutions PAL B,G, H, I, M, N, 60, SECAM, NTSC 3.58 & 4.43 automatically selected; HTDT ATSC (480p, 720p, 1080i) PC graphic standard up to UXGA (1600 x 1200 pixels).
Deinterlacer & processing On-board DCDi™ by Faroudja. 3:2 & 2.2 pull-down sequencing automatically detected
Colour temperature 3 preset colour temperatures + a RC user adjustment acting directly on each colour (R, G, B)
Special video adjustments noise reduction, Luma-chroma Delay, high and low brightness, fleshtone regulation, Y/C delay, gamma correction, Microvision Anticopy Pulses Cleaner, Image panning and zooming

General Specifications

Control control software upgradable via RS232 serial interface
Power Consumption 170W
Mains voltage range 120-240 Vac, +/- 10% (48/62Hz)
Cabinet dimension (WxHxD) 537x235x631 mm


Analog 2 x composite video via RCA connectors
2 x S-VHS via mini Din-4 pin
2 x RGB via DB15 HD connector
3 x RGBH/V YCrCbH/V via RCA connectors
1 x RGBH/V YCrCbH/V via 5 BNC connectors
Digital 1 x DVI via DVI-D connector
1 x optical S/PDIF audio output from HDMI™
2 fibre optics links via RJ-45 type LC connectors
Control 1 x RS232 on Dsub 9 pin connector
Miscellaneous 2 x jack 12V power outputs
Cabinet dimensions (WxHxD) 435x55x285 mm


Supplied DigiOptic™ mage Processor, fibre optic cable (20 m), backlit remote control, AC power cords (EU, UK, and USA); length 2 m; installation and user manual

Cabinet color

Standard Dark Gray

(*) Lamp life: the hours quoted have been calculated in a lab under strict test conditions. Lamp life varies depending on usage conditions and the surrounding environment. The calculated lamp life cannot be guaranteed and is not protected by warranty.

Due to constant product development, specifications and design might be subject to change without notice.
in cm 16:9




User Manuals

Description: HT500 Link User Manual
HT500 Link User Manual
(4652Kb) down-HT500_LINK_UK.pdf 08.25.2009


Description: HT500 Link Review
HT500 Link Review
(672Kb) 43-rws.pdf 06.16.2015